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10 of the most impressive, affordable penthouses

Checking into the penthouse can take even the most routine trip from fun to unforgettable, and booking a top-floor apartment doesn’t have to come with top-floor prices.

Penthouse Acropolis View, Athens, Greece

Penthouse Acropolis View in Athens, Greece

Penthouse Acropolis View in Athens, Greece

The split level, four bedroom Penthouse Acropolis View has a sun terrace staring straight at the Acropolis, complete with a heated rooftop pool for sightseeing in ultimate comfort.

Eric Vökel Boutique Apartments, Madrid, Spain

Eric Vökel Boutique Apartments in Madrid, Spain

Eric Vökel Boutique Apartments in Madrid, Spain

The Eric Vökel Madrid Suites are based in the heart of Madrid’s Malasaña district and provide guests with spectacular views of the capital city, via the two penthouse balconies.

Double Six, Bali, Indonesia

Double Six in Bali, Indonesia

Double Six in Bali, Indonesia

Less than a minute’s walk from the beach, the Double Six in Bali has miles of uninterrupted sea views, best enjoyed from the hotel’s rooftop bar. The spa and soothing, contemporary design of the penthouse ensure relaxation, while the deluxe suite even comes with its own plunge pool.

In Residence Signatura Penthouse Collection, Cape Town, South Africa

In Residence Signatura Penthouse Collection in Cape Town, South Africa

In Residence Signatura Penthouse Collection in Cape Town, South Africa

On the 22nd floor of Cape Town’s impressive Triangle House skyscraper, the In Residence Signatura Penthouse Collection is a 3 bedroom penthouse with views of the city, harbour, and Lion’s Head Mountain.

Kimi Apartments, Vienna, Austria

Kimi Apartments in Vienna, Austria

Kimi Apartments in Vienna, Austria

Kimi Apartments have two separate locations in Vienna, both with views of the Austrian capital’s Votive Church. The staff are always happy to advise on nearby sightseeing or you can relax in the sunny, south-facing apartments.

Fusion Suites Danang Beach, Da Nang, Vietnam

Fusion Suites Danang Beach in Da Nang, Vietnam

Fusion Suites Danang Beach in Da Nang, Vietnam

Less than a minute’s walk from Da Nang Bay, the Fusion Suites rooftop bar has views of both the Han River, Da Nang city, and, of course, the Bay. Oh, and the luxury on offer inside the penthouse isn’t bad either, including a spa, a wellness centre, and a fully-stocked library.

Park Plaza County Hall London, London, UK

Park Plaza County Hall London in London, UK

Park Plaza County Hall London in London, UK

The Park Plaza County Hotel have designed one of the two penthouses specifically for families and the hotel’s location on the South Bank gives both available suites an enviable view of London’s skyline and the Thames River.

Aparthotel Oporto Alves da Veiga, Porto, Portugal

Aparthotel Oporto Alves da Veiga in Porto, Portugal

Aparthotel Oporto Alves da Veiga in Porto, Portugal

Overlooking the Oporto Coliseum, the Aparthotel Oporto Alves da Veiga sun terrace and penthouse are ideally located for exploring Porto while indulging in some extreme pampering. These luxury penthouses are decorated with warm colours and natural materials that create a calming yet energising atmosphere.

Bannisters Pavilion, New South Wales, Australia

Bannisters Pavilion in New South Wales, Australia

Bannisters Pavilion in New South Wales, Australia

The views from the Bannisters Pavilion penthouse of the nearby beach, forest, and gardens, are delivered via floor-to-ceiling windows. Guests checking into the penthouse are promised every luxury possible and those looking for adventure will find free bike hire to explore the coast.

Calithea Complex, Dobrich, Bulgaria

Calithea Complex in Dobrich, Bulgaria

Calithea Complex in Dobrich, Bulgaria

A split-level penthouse apartment, only 6-minutes’ walk from the beach, the Calithea Complex is an ideal coastal and city retreat. Start your day admiring the panoramic sea views while eating breakfast on one of the terraces, then set off on foot or via one of the free rental bikes to explore the Bulgarian coastline.